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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Deadline reports: As reporters were being whisked away from a White House meeting on Monday, Fox News’ Peter Doocy shouted one last question to President Joe Biden. “Do you think inflation is a political liability …in the midterms?” Doocy could be heard asking. Biden then could be heard muttering, in a bit of sarcasm, “That’s a great asset. More inflation. …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: With an amazing $1.69B worldwide cume through Sunday, Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home has become the No. 6 film ever globally, passing Jurassic World ($1.67B) and The Lion King ($1.662B) to get there. This includes a running $970.1M from the international box office, which should portend an eventual $1B overseas gross — and without a China bump. …

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The Hollywood Reporter reports: Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg returns to the Star Trek universe in the official season two trailer for Star Trek: Picard. Below is a first look at Goldberg’s Guinan as she counsels Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) after he’s plunged into an alternative timeline by the powerful Q (John de Lancie). In the new season, Picard and his …

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Variety reports: Louie Anderson, the veteran comedian, game show host and three-time Emmy winner, has died. He was 68. The Baskets star died Friday morning in Las Vegas, where he had entered hospital this week for treatment of diffuse large B cell lymphoma, a form of cancer, his longtime publicist Glenn Schwartz told Deadline. A constant presence on stage and …

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Variety reports: Adele has postponed her Las Vegas residency indefinitely due to Covid-related production delays, she said in a tearful Instagram post. The residency was scheduled to begin tomorrow (Jan. 21) at the Colosseum of Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace Hotel; “All dates will be rescheduled, more info coming soon,” she wrote. “I’m so sorry, but my show ain’t ready,” she …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Gaspard Ulliel, one of the bright lights of French cinema and a star of Marvel’s upcoming Moon Knight series, has died following a ski accident, according to news agency AFP. He was 37. The two-time Cesar-winning actor was hospitalized Tuesday after suffering a head injury and did not recover, the actor’s family and local agent said. He …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Yvette Mimieux was found dead Tuesday morning, a rep for her family confirmed. She had just turned 80 on January 8, and she passed away in her sleep of natural causes. Mimieux was a prolific actress best remembered for starring opposite Rod Taylor in the 1960 George Pal-directed film version of the H.G. Wells novel The Time …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: On what would have been her 100th birthday, the beloved TV legend Betty White is being remembered with online tributes, special screenings and animal charity challenges. The Cincinnati Zoo even named a newborn penguin in her honor, calling the blue penguin chick “Rose” after White’s Golden Girls character. “We think Betty would approve,” the Zoo tweeted. In …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Ariana DeBose brought a little taste of West Side Story to Saturday Night Live. The Golden Globe-winning actress, who stars as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of West Side Story, made her SNL hosting debut on Jan. 15, bringing lots of laughs to the first episode of 2022. Wearing a shimmery white blazer and a matching …

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Variety reports: NBC announced that “Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl,” a new hour-long special, will air on Jan. 31 at 10 p.m. and become available to stream on Peacock the next day. “Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl” will feature tributes from different celebrities and friends of White, who died on Dec. 31, 2021 at age 99 after suffering …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Netflix is raising prices in the U.S. and Canada, with its most popular subscription tier going from $13.99 a month to $15.49 in the U.S. The lowest level of service climbed $1 to $9.99 and the premium tier is now $19.99, up from $17.99. Shares in Netflix immediately jumped on the news, reaching as high as $538 …

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Variety reports: Kanye West has been named as a suspect in a battery report taken by the LAPD’s Newton Division early on Thursday morning, Variety has confirmed. He was not arrested; a rep for West did not immediately respond to requests for comment. According to LAPD spokesperson Redina Puentes, the incident occurred at about 3 a.m. at South Santa Fe …

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Billboard Magazine reports: After two years of postponements and cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Billboard has confirmed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival’s official 2022 lineup, including Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) and Swedish House Mafia. Billboard confirmed the lineup with a source after a poster with the names began making the rounds early …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Six years after saying he “ain’t never eating a motherfucking hot dog” again, Snoop Dogg is apparently planning to launch his own brand of frankfurters called “Snoop Doggs,” according to a recent legal filing at the federal trademark office. Attorneys for the hip-hop legend – real name Calvin Broadus – applied last month at the U.S. Patent …

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NBC News reports: And the category is…Golden Globes history. On Sunday, Michaela Jaé “Mj” Rodriguez, 31, took home a Golden Globe for best actress in a TV drama for her role as housemother and nurse Blanca on the FX show “Pose.” It marks the first time in history a transgender actor has won a Golden Globe. This is also the …

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Variety reports: Michael Lang, the co-creator and organizer of 1969’s Woodstock Music and Art Fair, and its follow-ups Woodstock ’94 and the ill-fated Woodstock ’99, died Saturday at the age of 77 at Sloan Kettering in New York City. The cause of death was a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to family spokesperson Michael Pagnotta. He last appeared publicly …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Production has been suspended on Paramount+ series Star Trek: Picard after more than four dozen cast and crew members tested positive for Covid, sources have confirmed to Deadline. Lead Patrick Stewart is not among them, we hear. The series is just the latest forced to temporarily halt production because of a recent surge in Covid cases. It …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: President Joe Biden praised Sidney Poitier as a “once-in-a-generation actor and advocate whose work carried so much dignity, power, and grace that it changed the world on and off the big screen.” In a statement released by the White House, Biden said that Poitier “was more than just one of the finest actors in our history. His …

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Variety reports: Peter Bogdanovich — whose “The Last Picture Show” and “Paper Moon” solidified his reputation as one of the most important filmmakers in the New Hollywood of the ’70s, but whose personal life threatened to overshadow his career behind the camera — has died, Variety has confirmed. He was 82. “Picture Show” went on to earn eight Academy Award …

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Deadline Hollywood reports: Following speculation and amid an unprecedented wave of Covid infections fueled by the Omicron variant, CBS and the Recording Academy have officially put the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on hold. The awards show had been scheduled for Jan. 31; no new date has been set yet. “After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health …

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